Comment: Jewish Incomprehension of Jesus

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Jewish Incomprehension of Jesus

You said "Now hopefully you understand why many Jewish people today do not believe in Jesus Christ; nor do they follow or praise him. Their God is "David" the great warrior and not the pacifistic "Jesus" that turned the other cheek and gave unto Caesar."

If you wish to illuminate Christians, then you should frame your arguments with proper context.

Jesus did not simply extol people to "give unto Caesar". The context was that he was presented with a trap in the form of a question regarding whether the Jews should pay their taxes to Rome. Either answer (yes or no) would lead to his arrest or injure his standing.

Thus he held up a ROMAN COIN and said "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's".

The contextual lesson was that if you profit by Rome's material, worldly system, then you should play by Rome's rules, lest the wrath of the State be brought down upon you.

Jews (and most evangelical Christians, I might add) have a mental block in their mind regarding Jesus because they do not read his parables and lessons in their full context.

Jesus was not a politician, nor did he seek earthly power. Thus, he was a let down for Jews who expected him to be more like David.

What is lost on them is that Jesus' mission was about saving souls, not leading geopolitical revolutions. Jews (and evangelicals) cannot seem to grasp that.

Oh, and spare me the reflexive, politically correct, Anti-Semite accusations. Jesus was a Jew. Christianity is thus a Jewish sect.